Scaffolding Association member Royston Scaffolding has provided specialist confined-space scaffolding for work being carried out by E.ON at the home of Arsenal Football Club, Emirates Stadium.
The 60,000-seater stadium needed a unique scaffolding construction in an enclosed area underneath the stadium that would enable engineers to gain access to various points powering certain areas of the ground.
Royston Scaffolding qualified in confined-space scaffolding, which must follow a strict installation process to meet high safety regulations, over three years ago. Since then, the business has seen a growth in these unique projects.
Despite business partners Elliott McGrath and Craig Nettleingham both being lifelong Tottenham Hotspur fans, the duo were still eager to meet the demand at Arsenal’s famous ground.
Managing director Mr McGrath said: “While, of course, we were always going to take the project on, we did take an extra second to think about it! Since moving into confined-space scaffolding, we’ve been able to diversify our services as well as increase our extensive scaffolding knowledge.”
Mr McGrath added: “What we didn’t take into account, though, was that the work began the day after the north London derby where Spurs lost 4-2! Talk about rubbing salt in the wounds!”
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